Japan has been sidestepping international whaling bans for two decades under the euphemistic banner of "scientific research". Japan intends to add humpback whales to their
culinary scientific research list later this year.
Among the countries Japan has brought on board in their attempts to stack the International Whaling Commission are six in the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines. No doubt there's a promise of foreign aid in there. Maybe they'll build sushi bars in all those brand new cricket stadia.
The IWC's 59th annual meeting takes place in Anchorage on May 28 to 31. The Environmental Investigation Agency has paid for the following ad to be screened on Caribbean television channels in the weeks leading up to the IWC.
For more information see caribbeanwhalefriends.org